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    Hello, could you help what will be the the most natural way to say, instead of "pay attention"? (I'm not sure if I can say "pay attention"
    in this context..

    A: Honey, why did not you pick up my phone for three days?
    B: Oh, did you call me? I didn't pay attention (or I didn't notice) to the phone, sorry.
    A: That's ok.. anyways, can’t you feel I’m look different?
    B: No, you look same as yesterday.
    A: I changed hair style. Would you pay me a little attention please? You are too much.

    Many thanks
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    Default Re: pay me a little attention

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello, could you help what will be the the most natural way to say, instead of "pay attention"? (I'm not sure if I can say "pay attention"
    in this context..

    A: Honey, why did not you pick up my phone for three days?
    B: Oh, did you call me? I didn't pay attention (or I didn't notice) to the phone, sorry.
    A: That's ok.. anyways, can’t you feel I’m look different?
    B: No, you look same as yesterday.
    A: I changed hair style. Would you pay me a little attention please? You are too much.

    Many thanks
    "I wasn't paying attention to the phone". The sentence is OK, but it's not a convincing excuse. Most people hear the phone even if they aren't paying attention.
    "I didn't notice the phone". Also a good sentence, but a bad excuse.

    The second example is right.

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    Default Re: pay me a little attention

    A: I haven't been able to reach you for three days.
    B: I haven't been answering the phone.


    A: Can't you tell I look different?
    B: No, you look the same as always.
    A: I changed my hair style. Can't you pay me a little attention?



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